Comparing learning materials across TIPC – A contribution from TIPC MoTIL

Past Event
17 January 2022 17:00 (GMT)
17 January 2022 18:00 (GMT)

We would like to propose a panel session that can be a space to demonstrate the learning materials we are developing within TIPC on South Africa, the other TIP Africa Hub countries (Ghana, Kenya and Senegal), and Latin America. The aim is to be a follow-up and to maintain momentum from TIP conferences that took place between September and December 2021, including for example, the South Africa Forum in October 2021. We hope to reflect on the role of TIPC in developing a global knowledge platform (and knowledge infrastructure) for the development of transformative innovation more broadly. We would like to generate a debate about the enabling role of TIPC as a platform, network, and methodological approach, comparing lessons learned across different policy and geographical contexts.

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Knowledge infrastructures for transformation


Imogen Wade
Research Fellow
Science Policy Research Unit
Imogen Wade is a Research Fellow at SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex Business School, UK. Her PhD from UCL was on innovation systems and the role of the state in Russia. She currently works on the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC) and the Deep Transition Futures projects. In TIPC, she primarily works in the Mobile Transformative Innovation Lab (MoTIL) team - a central platform or space where knowledge produced in each of the in-country work of TIPC is exchanged and consolidated - to help produce a ‘Resource Pack’. The Resource Pack will be a collection of learning materials, tools, and comparisons.
Carla Alvial Palavicino
Research Fellow
University of Utrecht's Centre for Global Challenges
Carla is an interdisciplinary researcher working on innovation policy, future studies and socio-technical transformation. Her work centers about connecting research with problems in the real world, learning from practitioners and facilitating processes of trans disciplinary collaboration. Trained as a molecular biologist, she has a Masters on Sustainability from the University of Tokyo and a Ph.D. on Governance of Innovation from the university of Twente. She has worked with in the private sector, supporting the development of social innovations in renewable energy, and innovation policy in the public sector and as a consultant. In TIPC, she is working on understanding what processes, capabilities and tools can help people, organizations and systems to transform. She's passionate about open science, team work, and all transformations that can help research and universities become active participants of society.
Bipashyee Ghosh
Research Fellow
Science Policy Research Unit
Bipashyee Ghosh is a Research Fellow at Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex, UK, working in the Deep Transitions and Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC) research projects. She recently completed her PhD in Science and Technology Policy from SPRU, studying sustainability transitions and transformations in urban mobility systems in Global South megacities. She has a Master’s degree in Innovation Sciences from Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands) and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Jadavpur University (India). She also served as a climate change activist, working with British Council, India. Bipashyee is interested in transdisciplinary research and collaborations for fostering innovations that can lead to social and technological transformations towards sustainable and inclusive urban futures.
Jenny Witte
Communications Officer to Prof. Johan Schot
University of Utrecht's Centre for Global Challenges
Jenny Witte is Communications Officer to Professor Johan Schot at the Utrecht University Centre for Global Challenges. Her responsibilities range from developing and implementing cross-channel communication strategies to content creation and the coordination of visualisations. Within MOTION, Jenny works closely together with the research team to produce and oversee communications deliverables and training events.